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EPA Carbon Standards for Modified Plants Impose Double Regulation, Utilities Say

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22/10/2014

An Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule that would require modified and reconstructed power plants to meet two different carbon dioxide emissions standards under separate provisions of the Clean Air Act is illegal, states and industry groups said. “The EPA provides no discussion regarding how an affected [electricity generating unit] could meet two different standards, the basis ...

Sustainable waste gas treatment using a combination of ozone-based advanced oxidation process and a wet scrubber

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16/10/2014

ESCO International supplied an advanced oxidation system (AOP) to treat an industrial gas effluent in a refinery plant Both the public and local regulatory authorities are highly sensitive to odour nuisance. Odour problems originate from the use of chemicals and solvents in industries such as foundries, electronics, chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals but also from sewage treatment ...

Preserving credibility in the green bonds market

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21/10/2014

It has been a big year for green bonds. We’ve seen the market grow very quickly and we’ve seen investor interest levels soar. We expect 2014 issuance to reach over $40 bn – four times 2013 issuance. Growth is fantastic but growth to date has to be seen as just step one. The bulk of issuance so far has involved highly creditworthy issuers repackaging assets as green bonds; the ...

Nova: nothing ‘average’ about this sound level meter

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20/10/2014

Advanced integrating sound level meter Nova is the latest range of advanced integrating sound level meters designed specifically for safety professionals by Pulsar Instruments, expert manufacturer and global retailer of noise measurement equipment since 1969. This handheld integrating sound level meter is available as a Class 1 or Class 2 instrument and is the ...

Stevens Cell-Net: Smart Cellular Data Modem for Environmental Monitoring and M2M Applications

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22/10/2014

Stevens Water is pleased to introduce the Stevens Cell-Net, a new cellular data modem that offers a number of very unique and differentiating features specifically designed for demands of remote environmental monitoring and M2M applications that link sensor data to on-line data management and analysis. Stevens’ solution links sensors to cloud-based software services for ...

Tetra Tech Wins $76 Million U.S. EPA Superfund Contract

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21/10/2014

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today it has been awarded a five-year, $76 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 to provide technical and advisory services to the Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START IV). Tetra Tech will provide broad scientific and technical support services under START IV to assist the EPA in protecting human ...

Waste, an alternative source of energy to petroleum

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22/10/2014

The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is studying the development of sustainable refineries where it is possible to produce fuels and raw materials providing an alternative to petroleum by using biomass and other waste materials like plastics, tyres, etc. Conical spouted beds are the key to the high energy efficiency of these ...

World Water-Tech North America Summit Approaching

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22/10/2014

The second annual World Water-Tech North America Summit, the fifth event in the World Water-Tech series, gathers the key stakeholders from every part of the water value chain. Hosted by Rethink Events and WaterTAP Ontario, the event provides a dynamic meeting place for the growing international water-tech community. World Water-Tech North America will feature utility and industrial leaders from ...

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